Hogg,_pictured with Miss Wales and Glasgow's Ali Kellock,_was appointed Edinburgh's first team captain in the summer and is poised to lead out the side for the first time at The Castle when French aristocrats Toulouse, dubbed the "Real Madrid of rugby", visit on 10 November, kick off 3.30pm.
As a result, the 24-year-old revealed he was champing at the bit to wear the armband for the first time on home soil for the eagerly-anticipated showdown.
And he says attending the press launch in the Welsh capital on Tuesday, where the Final will be staged in May, gave him a reminder of the adventure the club is about to embark on.
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Hogg said: "It was a great event down in Cardiff and it underlined the importance of the Heineken Cup.
"It is also an exciting prospect to captain Edinburgh against Toulouse. It will be my first game at Murrayfield as captain. Previously I have only captained the side away from home, so that will make the match extra special for me.
"It is going to be a fantastic day for everyone associated with the club and we will all play our part in making sure it is a memorable game."